I'm getting to this late because despite living in a globalized world and having a laptop in my luggage that provides me with access to the internet, being on another continent does rather occupy one's attention differently. Anyway, the new issue of Democratiya is up. As usual there is much of interest to read there. Shalom Lappin responds to Jacqueline Rose's 'rich array of serious factual errors, striking misrepresentations of texts, and very poor arguments' in defence of her book against his criticisms of it. Jonathan Derbyshire reviews John Updike's Terrorist. Peter Ryley writes on traditionalism.
An absolutely must-read is the discussion of the torture debate by my friend Stephen de Wijze. This is a first-rate piece of analysis and advocacy: careful, morally serious and taking readers through the complexities of the argument on both sides. Don't miss it.